Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Glasgow, Kentucky
I got excited at Lowe's and bought some playground sand. I know it's dirty, I don't mind cleaning it. I don't have any plants yet and I'm hoping the sand will make a good substrate. I'm nervous about anaerobic pockets though. Will the plants help with that? I'm not sure what kind of plants I want to get. I want to do low tech, with easy plants. How deep should the substrate be? Is it okay to mix it with my existing gravel? Sorry, I know I'm all over the place with my thoughts here.
I have a 55 gallon (long I think. Looks long to me)
I've ordered a sponge filter for it. (Currently it has an undergravel)
Current occupants are 6 black neon tetras and one male betta. I saw a couple trumpet snails once, but I haven't seen any recently.